Editorials

Have a Great Vacation: Mayor Menino Heads to Alaskamayor

August 17, 2011
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 Menino is heading to Alaska on a vacation with his family. We understand he wanted to go to Italy but it was simply too expensive for the mayor to pay for such a trip for ten people. First of all, we asked the mayor what exactly he was going to do in Alaska. Mind...

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The Economy: Our Credit Rating and the Future

August 10, 2011
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How many of you out there during the past three years have been told by your credit card companies that the rate you pay is going up, that the amount you have available to borrow has been cut in half or that you need to pay the card off because your borrowing privileges have...

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Future of Cigar Bars: Business Owners Have Time to Figure out Strategies for Survival

August 3, 2011
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The recent veto by Governor Deval Patrick of  Senator Anthony Petruccelli’s bill that would have given Cigar bars a life in perpetuity after 2018 does not indicate a crack in the political dam. Petruccelli remains a good friend and colleague of the governor and the two are exceptionally cordial and tend to agree on...

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Maura Bang: She Will Be Greatly Missed

August 3, 2011
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Maura Bang, a longtime friend and associate of Mario Real Estate, died last week. She was a savvy real estate person well known in this neighborhood and loved by her family. Our condolences go out to all the Bangs.

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Selling a Church: Mt. Carmel Parishioners Face Blunt Realities

July 27, 2011
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The Archdiocese of Boston will apparently be selling the Mt. Carmel Church building. Mind you, it will not be selling the church itself, rather, just the land and bricks and mortar associated with the structure. After all, how do you sell a church? Or in this case, how do you sell a church building?...

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The Debt Ceiling: Life will Go On — Guaranteed

July 27, 2011
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If you’ve ever been in default on a loan, a car loan, a home loan, a charge card – a situation many of us understand from first hand experience – then you know what the US is facing if August 2 comes and the nation defaults on its debts. First off, that moment will...

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Expanded Gambling: DeLeo Prepares Legislation

July 20, 2011
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House Speaker Robert DeLeo has announced that he is planning to have an expanded gambling bill on the governor’s desk for his signature in September. He made this announcement at the annual legislative luncheon in Winthrop, which was held by the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce earlier this week. His unambiguous remarks are a reflection...

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Good Doctors: The Torch is Passed at the EBNHC

July 20, 2011
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The torch has been passed from Dr. James Taylor to Dr. Mari Bentley at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. Dr. Taylor, for almost 40 years the EBNHC chief medical officer, has stepped down. Dr. Bentley has taken over his position. Dr. Taylor’s tenure as chief medical officer runs tandem with the great success...

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The Dead of Summer:The Heat is on Full Blast

July 13, 2011
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It is the dead of summer, that moment in our lives and in the life of the summer when there is as much summer in front of us as behind us. For those of us who love the heat, who love the summer, who wait for it all winter and who yearn for it...

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Clam Mystery : What Exactly Happened on the Wood Island Flats?

July 8, 2011
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There is virtually no clamming taking place on the Wood Island flats since a fuel leak of undetermined size and origin took place sometime last year. What we know for certain is that the clams died following a collision with a substance like jet fuel, which is toxic for the clams. We know the...

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